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Friendly and relaxed atmosphere and solid all-round confidence-building credentials. Its idyllic setting and enviable sports and other facilities make it a popular alternative to more academically demanding senior schools in the south east. Can suffer perhaps from being labelled the non-academic alternative. 'That old chestnut,' says one parent. 'Obviously needs to market itself better. Put all...

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Sutton Valence School was founded in 1576 to educate the sons of Clothworkers and those of the local farming community. Today the School is still very much of the local Kent community and we are proud that the academic rigour, high values and standards that we strive for at the Senoir School have, for so many of our pupils, originated during their time at our Preparatory School. There is an over-arching ethos of a total curriculum enabling educational experiences both inside the classroom and out, with the desire at its core to nurture and engage the individual to help in realising and exceeding every child's potential.

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Special Education Needs

The whole staff are very accustomed to teaching pupils with mild dyslexia. Support and special lessons are provided as needed by a small Special Needs Department of qualified specialists. Communication between this department and mainstream teaching is good, and it is happily accepted that children sometimes develop an especial confidence in Special Needs Staff. Nov 09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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